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Old 03-04-2008, 09:26 AM
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One thing I don't like about my Strat is that it isn't accommodating to alternate tunings. If you want to tune down, you have to adjust the floating bridge. It's not a big deal, though, because I very rarely tune lower than drop-D, and when I do I just use my other guitar.
Strats aren't very good for being in tune, in any tuning unless you've made signifigant modifications to them.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:42 PM
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Strats aren't very good for being in tune, in any tuning unless you've made signifigant modifications to them.
I've never had trouble with my strat staying in tune, and I haven't made any modifications that would change that. Just stay away from using the tremolo bar and you shouldn't have a problem.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:57 PM
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I've never had trouble with my strat staying in tune, and I haven't made any modifications that would change that. Just stay away from using the tremolo bar and you shouldn't have a problem.
That's exactly what I was going to say. As long as I keep it in standard, it's fine.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:58 PM
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If you have the standard 6-screw bridge, you probably will have tuning problems if you're bending or playing heavy strings.
It's an easy fix, all you have to do is open up the rear trem cover and wedge the bridge with a small block of wood.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:35 AM
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I've never had trouble with my strat staying in tune, and I haven't made any modifications that would change that. Just stay away from using the tremolo bar and you shouldn't have a problem.
I was just joking because my first guitar was a Strat and it would never stay in tune... but then again it was Squier, not even an actual Fender. I really hated that guitar, and have not liked a Strat since.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:54 AM
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I was just joking because my first guitar was a Strat and it would never stay in tune... but then again it was Squier, not even an actual Fender. I really hated that guitar, and have not liked a Strat since.
Have that guitar too, don't like it at all. I now just keep it tuned to DADFAE and only use it when I feel like playing in that tuning, which isn't often.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:24 PM
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Have that guitar too, don't like it at all. I now just keep it tuned to DADFAE and only use it when I feel like playing in that tuning, which isn't often.
Haha, that's pretty much everyone's first guitar. I really love the strat I've got now though, getting a scalloped 22 fret neck with reverse headstock soon then I'll be all done modifiying it.
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Haha, that's pretty much everyone's first guitar. I really love the strat I've got now though, getting a scalloped 22 fret neck with reverse headstock soon then I'll be all done modifiying it.
Nice. What model is the guitar?
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:16 PM
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Nice. What model is the guitar?
Fender USA strat, white with pearloid pickguard, 2 seymour duncan super distortion humbuckers, two-way pickup switch, and the new neck on the way.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:29 AM
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I've decided it's time to ressurrect this thread. Today I've been working through " Holy Light " by Stratovarius just to improve the clarity of my alternate picking, and it's suprisingly easy.
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